That’s a great question: so now what?
The past couple of weeks have been so overwhelming and so much of a blur that my usual knack for “just do this” hasn’t completely kicked in yet. Thus, I’ve decided to fall back on old reliable habits – in this case, make a list.
Before writing this blog post, I cracked open my copy of Microsoft Word (because, you know, yellow note pads are SO 2010) and penned a list of things I need to do every day. The list includes life related stuff and business. Nothing fancy; just a “you should spend time of each of these things at least once a day.”
The list, right now, is fifteen items long.
Two of them are being accomplished with this post.
NUMBER 1: Blog
When my father passed away just under two weeks ago, I wrote about it. It helped me. A lot. For those that know me in real life (or even just through my online antics) being “Tom Croom” means always being busy with a hundred things at once. I’m not happy unless I’m working on a dozen projects simultaneously with my brain chugging away at a million miles an hour. The thing is, some of my millions of projects (it seems) served more than just being something to occupy my time… they were actually healthy for me.
Writing about my father and the events of the past two weeks has not only been a sanity saver, but it also reminded me that writing regularly helps me keep my addled brain active. (And since I’m practically a senior citizen as of yesterday, I need to find something to keep my brain cells intact.) As I was reminded when dealing with my father’s passing, you should NEVER be too busy for the important things.
And writing about my random life for no good reason is important to me.
Thus: this post.
NUMBER 5: Photos
I have a plethora of photos to go through. Some of them are old Green Mustard Entertainment photos while others are analog photos from my childhood and my time spent on Earth in the pre-digital era. In either case, scanning and cataloging them is a HUGE undertaking. As with any ginormous project, it is best handled one piece at a time. So I’ve opted to scan/edit/upload at least one photo a day.
Here’s today’s photo of awesome. It’s my cousin Jim and I in the late seventies sporting some GROOVY winter wear.
So here we are, folks. Living life. Moving on. Doing stuff.